With the rapid rise of ransomware attacks, there is a significant increase in the number of antivirus or software upgrades. Organizations are being updated on new and reliable system upgrades to ensure maximum security and safety. But keep in mind that ransomware attacks are different for different organizations. The way a ransomware attacker will approach a business will be different from the way it will approach a hospital. The difference is due to the needs of the organization. In a hospital, the patients are dealt with on a daily basis. Their progress is monitored and recorded daily, which is why even a day’s delay will have an impact on the patient. But a business might not need the system to work, it might have data backed up, or it may start over.
A few lessons that we learned from the recent cyber attacks were:
The need to install antivirus software and firewall:
There has always been a higher demand for antivirus software because of the fear of hackers or malware. Similarly using a firewall may protect most of your data from getting infected.
Time to upgrade:
System upgrades are notified and scheduled to make sure that your system has better performance and protection from outside threats. The reason Microsoft offers updates is that it has evaluated its previous software and fixed the loopholes to help you manage your services or businesses properly.
Patches come in handy:
Patches are a blessing. They are extremely important and helpful. These patches are also known as bug fixes. They support, design, and update the missing things from your software. As a company head, you must be aware of the available patches in the market through blogs, tweets, or emails. Download them and keep your computer systems safe.
The constant pressure of business and protecting your business must be too much to handle, but neglecting the well being of your company is another important factor. If you are unaware of the technology challenges in these times, then you need to be vigilant. Being unaware is vulnerable to ransomware people. Be prepared!
Keep changing your plans:
If you have already taken your IT department into confidence, then it is important to understand the need to keep changing the strategy of how you will protect your business from ransomware or any other threat.
Know your business:
In most businesses, company heads lose track of where they had started and how did they end up here. It is not new to the businesses that there will always be some cyber-attack or security issues in the company, but how quickly do you recover or how you managed your business in those few days is amazing.
Remember, it is not important that each and every attack will be similar, but keep in mind that they will have an impact on your business no matter what you do.